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Shadows Fall

Formed: 1996
From: Boston, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Set Times For First 2 Ozzfest 2005 Dates Revealed

The set times for the first two Ozzfest dates have been officially released. They are as follows:

July 15 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts:

Second Stage:

WICKED WISDOM - 9:10-9:30am
GIZMACHI - 9:35-9:55am
SOILWORK - 10:00-10:20am
IT DIES TODAY - 10:25-10:45am
ARCH ENEMY - 10:50-11:10am
TRIVIUM - 11:15-11:35am
THE BLACK DALIA MURDER - 11:40am-12:00pm
A DOZEN FURIES - 12:05-12:35pm
MASTODON - 12:40-1:10pm
THE HAUNTED - 1:15-1:35pm
BURY YOUR DEAD - 1:40-2:00pm
AS I LAY DYING - 2:05-2:35pm
ROB ZOMBIE - 3:35-4:35pm

Main Stage:

IN FLAMES - 4:35-4:55pm
SHADOWS FALL - 5:55-6:35pm
MUDVAYNE - 6:45-7:35pm
IRON MAIDEN - 8:00-9:10pm
BLACK SABBATH - 9:30-11:00pm

July 17 - Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center:

Second Stage:

GIZMACHI - 10:10am
SOILWORK - 10:35am
IT DIES TODAY - 11:00am
ARCH ENEMY - 11:25am
TRIVIUM - 11:50am
THE HAUNTED - 12:40pm
MASTODON - 1:40pm
AS I LAY DYING - 2:15pm
ROB ZOMBIE - 3:45pm

Main Stage:

IN FLAMES - 4:35pm
MUDVAYNE - 6:45pm
IRON MAIDEN - 8:05pm

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Shadows Fall To Sign Euro Deal With Roadrunner

Shadows Fall are on the verge of signing a European deal with Roadrunner Records, informed sources have told Blabbermouth.net. The Massachusetts-based band, who sold nearly 250,000 copies of their latest CD, "The War Within", in the United States, have fulfilled their commitment to Century Media Records and are expected to sign a big-money major-label deal (possibly with Atlantic) for the North American territory.

Shadows Fall had previously indicated that they were very happy with Century Media and had no intentions of signing with a bigger label. In an interview with Metal-Rules.com conducted last year, Shadows Fall singer Brian Fair said of Century Media, "They have seriously stepped it up in such a way that…all you can ask from a label is that as you grow as a band is that they step up and push you further and further. I've been amazed at the job they've done for us in the last couple years. It's been amazing to feel that support. It makes you work harder, you know what I mean? It's just awesome. Especially being on a small label like that compared with some of the bands that we've seen step up to the major labels, I think we have just as much going for us as they do. Only we still have all the control (laughs)."

Shadows Fall have been confirmed as one of the main-stage performers at this year's Ozzfest beginning on July 15 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

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Terror Touring Plans

Terror are currently in Europe on tour. The band will return to the U.S. next week, then join the Sounds Of The Underground tour for two weeks on July 15th. August plans include performing at Hellfest and filming a new video, the details of which have yet to be announced. In September Terror will tour Japan for ten days before hooking up with Converge for a two-week Canadian tour. Immediately following that trek, the band will tour briefly in mid-October with Donnybrook. Finally, Terror will then hit the road for a five week, full U.S. tour with Shadows Fall, Fear Factory, and Bleeding Through. Meanwhile, in December the group will finish writing their next album for Trustkill Records, which will be recorded this winter.

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Shadows Fall Schedule In-Store Signing

SHADOWS FALL have posted the following message on their official website:

"On Wednesday July 13th to Kick off the Ozzfest Tour SHADOWS FALL will be at the Old Glory store in the Auburn Mall for 2 hours to, sign autographs, meet fans and just hang out. Old Glory is also hosting an in-store raffle loaded with prizes valued up to $1,000! Shop the Old Glory store at Auburn Mall starting Monday June 27th for your chance to be entered into the drawing. Grand Prize to include a signed Shadows Fall framed lithograph, signed SHADOWS FALL t-shirts, an autographed copy of our CD and a $50 gift certificate toward Old Glory music and entertainment merchandise. 53 additional prize packages will also be given away! Everything starts at 6:30 pm on Wednesday July 13th make sure you're there!"

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Shadows Fall To Guest On Rockline

Shadows Fall will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" on Monday, June 27th. The live show begins at 8:30PM PST / 11:30PM EST, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out www.RocklineRadio.com.

The group’s latest single for “Inspiration On Demand” exploded at commercial radio breaking into the top 30 on the R&R Active Rock chart. The video for the track has also been greatly embraced by Fuse, MTV2 and MTVU. Shadows Fall were also recently named one of VH1’s “Hear and Now: Five Massive Metal Mongers You Should Turn Up” and a “Band To Watch In 2005” by Stuff magazine. You can check out the video for "Inspiration on Demand" at this location.

Things are only just beginning to heat up for the group as they’re set to perform on the main stage at Ozzfest this summer, while joining Mudvayne and Rob Zombie for a few additional high profile shows. Shadows Fall also scheduled a slew of headlining off-dates with the likes of such acclaimed acts as Arch Enemy, In Flames, The Haunted and Trivium, among others in the support slots. The group recently completed a highly successful European trek, which included some major festival appearances as Download, Rock im Park, Rock am Ring that was all capped off with a scorching performance at the 3rd Annual Metal Hammer Golden God Awards Ceremony.

The complete Shadows Fall summer touring schedule: More...

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Shadows Fall Rumored To Be Signing New Deal Soon

Shadows Fall are heavily rumored to be in the process of signing a deal with Atlantic for their next album. No official word has been released on the matter as of yet however. The band completed their contract with Century Media with the release of "The War Within" and have been meeting with various labels as of late.

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Second Annual Aggressive Metal Fest Details

The 2nd Annual Aggressive Music Festival will take place July 16 in Glen Falls NY at the Glen Falls Civic Center (doors open at 3pm). This is just one day after the opening Ozzfest show in Mansfield, MA, and an off-date for Ozzfest, so there are a lot of good Ozzfest bands playing. Bands so far include:

Killswitch Engage
Shadow's Fall
In Flames
As I Lay Dying
A Dozen Furies

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Shadows Fall Ozzfest Off Dates Announced

Shadows Fall have announced their "Ozzfest" off-date schedule, here's how it looks:

July 16th Glenn Falls, NY - Glenn Falls Civic Center (Feat. Mudvayne, Killswitch Engage, Arch Enemy, In Flames, Trivium, As I Lay Dying, Soilwork)
July 22nd Ft. Wayne, IN - Pierre's (Feat. Black Dahlia Murder, The Haunted, It Dies Today)
July 25th State College, PA - The Crowbar (Feat. Black Dahlia Murder, The Haunted, It Dies Today)
July 28th Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach (Feat. Rob Zombie)
August 03rd Cleveland, OH - Tower City Amphitheatre (Feat. Mudvayne, In Flames, Trivium)
August 05th Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's (Feat. In Flames, Arch Enemy, Black Dahlia Murder, The Haunted)
August 21st San Diego, CA - Soma (Feat. Mudvayne, In Flames, Trivium)
August 22nd Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre (Feat. Black Dahlia Murder, The Haunted, It Dies Today, Bury Your Dead)
September 01st North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues SC (Feat. In Flames, Arch Enemy, The Haunted)

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Disturbed To Perform At Rockfest X In Oregon

DISTURBED have announced their first show outside of the Chicago region. The band will be headlining this years 'Rockfest X' in Portland, Oregon. Joining them will be:


August 10 - Portland, OR @ Columbia Meadows

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Subliminal Verses Report from Green Bay, WI

Well, here I am again seeing Slipknot again. Probably my sixth or seventh time, but the main reason I am here is for Lamb of God. I guess I shouldn't complain seeing I am in lowly Green Bay Wisconsin. There hasn't been a quality show here in quite a while. More...

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Shadows Fall Part Of Shirts For A Cure Campaign

Shadows Fall have a brand-new, exclusive merch design available as part of the Shirts For A Cure campaign that benefits the fight against breast cancer. Click here to check out the new design, pick up the shirt, read more about Shirts For A Cure and support the cause.

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Shadows Fall Album Surpasses 200,000 Mark

Shadows Fall have had a triumphant year thus far, as they just completed a highly successful U.S. arena tour alongside Slipknot while their critically acclaimed album, "The War Within," recently surpassed the 200,000 U.S. SoundScan plateau. Things are only just beginning to heat up for the group as they’re set to perform on the main stage at Ozzfest this summer, thereby not only becoming the first band of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal genre to achieve that honor, but one of the few in history to make the leap from the second stage to the main stage. Early next month, Shadows Fall will also make their way back to Europe for a few shows with Slipknot along with some major festival appearances including Download, Rock im Park and Rock am Ring, alongside delivering a special performance at the prestigious Metal Hammer awards.

The group’s latest single for “Inspiration On Demand” has exploded at commercial radio and recently broke into the top 40 on the R&R Active Rock chart. The video for the track has also been greatly embraced by Fuse, MTV2 and MTVU, who recently added it to their “Freshman” playlist. Shadows Fall were also recently named one of VH1’s “Hear and Now: Five Massive Metal Mongers You Should Turn Up” and a “Band To Watch In 2005” by Stuff magazine. The War Within ranked as the third best album of 2004 in Revolver magazine’s coveted Reader’s Poll, while their track “The Power of I and I” also scored the fifth spot in the “Best Song” category.

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First "Off-Fest" Tour Dates Announced

An off-fest show with Arch Enemy, The Black Dahlia Murder, It Dies Today, The Haunted, and A Dozen Furies has been confirmed for July 17th in Burlington, VT at the Higher Ground Ballroom. More off-fest dates are as follows:

Shadows Fall - Opening bands for these dates are still to be announced:

July 22 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's
September 1 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

Killswitch Engage with Soilwork and As I Lay Dying :

July 20 - State College, PA @ Crowbar
July 22 - Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall

In Flames with Arch Enemy: TBA

Rob Zombie with Mastodon:

August 21 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Iron Maiden with Mastodon:

July 16 - Quebec City, QUE @ Colisee Pepsi Arena
August 3 - Toronto, ONT @ Molson Amphitheatre

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Gizmachi Confirmed For Ozzfest 2005 Second Stage

upstate New York's GIZMACHI have now officially filled one of the "mystery band" slots on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest.

GIZMACHI will release their debut CD, "The Imbuing", on May 3 on Big Orange Clown Records, an imprint of Sanctuary Records. "The Imbuing" was produced by SLIPKNOT's M. Shawn Crahan (who also founded Big Orange Clown Records), engineered by Josh Wilbur and recorded at Spin Studios in New York City. GIZMACHI is comprised of Sean Kane on vocals, Jay Hannon and Mike Laurino on guitars, Kris Gilmore on bass and Jimmie Hatcher on drums.

The band filmed the video for their first single, "The Answer", in February in New York. The video was directed by Crahan and produced by Doug Spangenberg (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, LAMB OF GOD, EVERY TIME I DIE).

Ozzfest 2005 billing is now shaping up as follows: More...

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Utah "Verses" Show Cancelled, SF & LOG To Play

The Subliminal Verses show at the E Center in Salt Lake City, UT tonight (April 19) has been CANCELLED, due to medical orders from the doctors of Slipknot singer Corey Taylor. However, Shadows Fall and Lamb of God have decided to play.

Shadows Fall / Lamb Of God (co-headline)
at the Lo Fi Cafe
165 S. West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 8410

Drs: 7 PM
$15 tickets
All Ages

Tickets available at:
Smith Tix: www.smithtix.com or 801-467-8499 www.24tix.com.

Slipknot was forced to cancel Sunday night's (April 17) show in Spokane Washington for the same reason.

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Shadows Fall To Tour Europe

Massachusetts’ finest Shadows Fall are confirmed to tour Europe, appearing on selected festivals as well as supporting Slipknot, in order to promote their amazing current album “The War Within”.

After busy touring activities in Japan, Korea, Australia and all over North America, Shadows Fall (who are currently on a big arena-style tour with Slipknot and Lamb of God in the U.S.) will soon cross the Atlantic Ocean to invade Europe on the following dates:

02. June 05 (I) Bologna Flippaut Festival
03. June 05 - 05. June 05 (D) Nürburgring / Nürnberg - Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park (Exact day TBC!)
06. June 05 (NL) Amsterdam Paradiso + Slipknot
12. June 05 (UK) Nottingham Download Festival
13. June 05 (UK) London Astoria - The Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2005 (w/ Anthrax, Nightwish & Trivium)

Do not miss SHADOWS FALL crushing your area!!!

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More Acts Confirmed For Download Festival

More acts have been announced for this year's Download Festival, augmenting what is shaping up to be one of the biggest hard rock festivals seen across Europe in years.

US garage rockers The Mooney Suzuki, British band A and Japan's hardcore techno rockers Mad Capsule Market have all been added to the main stage, joining headliners Black Sabbath, System Of A Down, Feeder, Velvet Revolver, Slipknot, Slayer and Billy Idol.

Making an appearance on the Snickers second stage are InMe, Apocalyptica, Underoath, Lordi, Shadows Fall and Finch, among others. Flogging Molly will also be playing the event, an Irish-American punk act which features wrestling superstar Chris Jericho on vocals.

Snickers have launched a competition that will see one unsigned band will be making the journey to the festival and playing on the Snickers stage alongside other acts. For more information go to snickersunsigned.co.uk.

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Shadows Fall Talking To Major Labels

Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, is reporting that the SHADOWS FALL are currently in negotiations with two major labels following the fulfillment of their commitment to Century Media Records. The Massachusetts-based band, who sold nearly 250,000 copies of their latest CD, "The War Within", in the U.S., had previously indicated that they were very happy with Century Media and had no intentions of signing with a bigger label. However, that now appears to have changed, if these latest reports are to be believed.

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Slipknot Drop Opening Acts On Verses Tour

Slipknot has been forced to drop all of the opening acts on their Subliminal Verses Tour according to a posting on the official From Autumn to Ashes website.

From Autumn to Ashes report: Due to unforeseen Union enforced time constraints with venues, From Autumn to Ashes were removed from Slipknot's Subliminal Verses Tour, along with all of the opening act bands. The tour will remain a three band bill with Shadows Fall and Lamb of God as the openers.

From Autumn To Ashes want to apologize to all you who bought tickets to the Slipknot shows they were on. A number of alternatives were presented to the unions and the venues, but in the end, an agreement was unable to be reached. From Autumn to Ashes and Slipknot both deeply regret letting the fans down.

The band was really looking forward to playing the west coast and hope they see all of you at the Sounds of the Underground tour this summer.

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Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To Anthrax

Metal musicians congratulate Anthrax on their 20th anniversary:

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine: "Anthrax is a band that I have always respected, that has always mattered and was very important to the American metal scene. As part of the 'big four' they were responsible for an enormous amount of the credit for helping establish American metal bands as serious contenders in the world of metal."

Metallica's Kirk Hammett: "Anthrax's music matters. In the pantheon of modern metal, ANTHRAX are certainly a cornerstone, and if one listens, one can hear their influence on any number of up and coming bands of the new generation."

Deftones' Abe Cunningham: "Anthrax plays a huge role in Stef and me meeting and starting to jam together; we met through a mutual friend who gave me my first copy of 'Among the Living'. Deftones started in 1988, but before that it was just the two of us in his mom's hot ass garage with the dryer on and the washing machine overflowing trying to make it through 'Indians' and 'Caught In A Mosh'. I would like to thank you guys for the inspiration, your precision, your tones, your dedication and for having the nut sacks to try shit that no one would. Happy 20th Anniversary!!! All the best."

Judas Priest's Rob Halford: "Everyone in Judas Priest congratulates our good friends from Anthrax for passing their 20th-year metal milestone. We have always been fans of the band and had the pleasure to do many shows together. Anthrax are true pioneers with their unique style, sound and heavy brand of metal. They have always and will continue to inspire and influence those around them within the metal world." More...

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